Tuesday, 16 February 2010

For Dad - On Your Birthday

This time there is,
No card to write or cake to bake,
No birthday kiss or gift to take,
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning,
I will remember you.
Like your fallen comrades,
You shall no longer grow old,
As we that are left grow old,
But I grow older twice as fast,
Since I have lost you.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Meeting the Big Boss

Sorry you'd to come at such short notice,
You're tired, I see, so I won't keep you long,
Time for me to ease your years of service,
To make you work so hard for me was wrong.
Muscles groan and ache from growing older,
The mind wears down from trouble, stress and strife,
Take my hand, it's time to let me shoulder,
The heavy burden of your daily life.
For you, at last, deserve to be relieved,
Of all the pain that living life can cause,
Alas, your loved ones have to be bereaved,
It's sad, but one of life's eternal laws.
I've come to welcome you and vow to bring you ease,
Step into my Kingdom, where you'll find love and peace.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Without You

Now you are gone,
I feel so lost and don't know which path to take.
I've felt that way many times before,
But you were always there to guide me,
To set my feet back on the right path,
How will I find that now?

Now you are gone,
I feel so old and don't know where youth has gone.
I've felt that way many times before,
But you were always there, older than me,
To remind me of what it is to be young,
How will I see that now?

Now you are gone,
I feel so ignorant and don't know or understand,
I've felt that way many times before,
But you were always there to explain to me,
To impart the wisdom of your years.
How will I share that now?

Now you are gone,
I may feel older but I don't feel any wiser,
I've become the older generation,
My children will look to me to light their paths,
But I was learning and still don't have your wisdom.
How will I gain that now?

Now you are gone,
I feel so immature and don't know what to do,
I've felt that way many times before,
But you were always there with parental advice for me,
To be the grown up, so I didn't have to be.
Guess I need to grow up now.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Wish You Were There

When I was small, it seemed to me,
That if I fell and scraped my knee,
I'd need someone to carry me,
You were always there.

You taught me how to read at three,
You helped me with my poetry,
When needed, you encouraged me,
You were always there.

From you, I learned that I could be,
Whatever I desired to be,
I knew that you believed in me,
You were always there.

And when I reached maturity,
You came to mean much more to me,
My friend and father, equally,
You were always there.

In time, you slowed down physically,
And sometimes you relied on me,
But that's the way that it should be,
You were always there.

Although it did occur to me,
One day, you'd not be there for me,
I hid from the reality,
You were always there.

I rang, you didn't answer me,
I hurried to your side to see,
You sitting just where you should be,
But you weren't really there.

You'd gone, you had abandoned me,
I miss your presence constantly,
And words can never comfort me,
Now you're no longer there.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Goodbye Dad, my father and my friend

Richard Charles Eagles
16 February 1922 - 18 June 2009
I'll miss our chats, your daily news
Your ready wit, your pinching shoes,
Mundane or jolly repartee,
Oh Dad, it meant the world to me.

God bless. Sleep well. Love always.

Sunday, 24 May 2009


Harsh winds blowing from the East,
Herald snow, a Winter's feast,
Of lightly falling silver flakes,
Ceaseless, dropping 'til it makes,
A snowy blanket all around,
Keeping warm infertile ground,
'Til Spring arrives, when once again,
Comes shining sun and gentle rain,
Bringing life to this steadfast scene,
Draping her in mantle green.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Just created this blog for my longer poems

I've not had time to post any as yet. Please check back soon!

In the meantime you can see my character limited stuff on http://twitter.com/topicalpoet